National Conference 2019

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Epilepsy Ireland's 2019 National Conference will take place on Saturday 28th September in the Raddison Blu Hotel, Little Island, Cork.

The Conference will have an Irish Sign Language  Interpreter throughtout the day


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Registration, Information Stands and Refreshments

Welcome Address

‘What Limits? A Lived experience of Epilepsy’
Mark O’Reilly, Health and Wellbeing Coach

Current Developments on the Treatment of Epilepsy
Dr. Daniel Costello, Consultant Neurologist, Cork University Hospital

Aids and Appliances—New and emerging
Geraldine Dunne—Epilepsy Ireland National Information Officer
Robert Keane—Epilepsy Ireland Member on the Embrace Watch

12:05 - 12.45:
Can Dogs Predict Epileptic seizures?
Neil Powell, Queens University Belfast presents findings from his research

12.45—13.15: Questions and Answer Session

13:15—14:15: Lunch Break

14:15—16:00: Workshop 1:
Building family resilience to improve outcomes for children with epilepsy and their families.
Panel Discussion and Question and Answer session with:
Dr Chris McCusker, Paediatric Neuropsychologist, University College, Cork
with Sinead Hartley and Emma Hennessy and Family members from Cork living with Epilepsy

14.15-16.00: Parallel Session Workshop 2:
Living Well with Epilepsy (Adults)
Panel Discussion and Question and Answer session with:
Dr. Marcia Ward, Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist, Headway Ireland
Colin Jones, Occupational Therapist, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service, Sinead Murphy, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Epilepsy Ireland & Beaumont Hospital

One to one Nurse Appointments available on Morning of Conference, please call 01 4557500 for more details and to book appointment.

Kindly supported by  grants from Nutricia & Educational Grant by UCB Pharma, and (restricted) Educational Grant by GSK

Hotel is Wheelchair accessible and there is parking available in Hotel.
Nearby transport Links: 

Little Island Bus & Coach Station- 11 min walk
Little Island Train Station- 12 min walk
Cork Kent Train Station- 10 Min Drive

Please note the Correct ticket type for your Conference fee selection, If you are unsure about which Membership package you are on, please call us on 01 4557500 before booking.

Conference Programme maybe subject to change

Early Bird Rates are available until July 31st 2019 (EARLY BIRD RATE IS NOW FINISHED) 


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